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I was referred to Sean by an out-of-state realtor who knew of Sean's skills, experience, and professionalism.

Sean developed a plan to sell my home and kindly coached me along each step. Sean's team provided impressive support in marketing my home. Sean actually fielded offers on Superbowl Sunday resulting in the sale of my home on a schedule he predicted based on his accurate metrics. Sean is hardworking, resourceful, and intelligent. Sean also has a great sense of humor, and he is a pleasure to work with.

Mark Lytle (Retired Chemist)

Sean was recommended to us from a friend and we are so glad that we were able to work with him during our home buying experience.

Sean was excellent at listening to what we were looking for and went out of his way to find the right home for us. He was always available to answer all of our questions and communicates very effectively. He will treat you as though you are his only client and adds no pressure to the experience. I absolutely recommend him to anyone who is interested in finding a realtor who will personally invest himself into finding you the best possible home. Sean is the best!

Matt Carlson (Endodontist)

Sean was an amazing agent for us.

He took great care to find out everything about us and what we were looking for in a house, a neighborhood, and more and then went to work. He always listened to us and kept us informed re the process, the real estate market, and the ins and outs of each house and location. Because of his attention to detail and taking the time to really listen to us, he consistently provided us options which ultimately led us to our dream house. In addition, he presented us so well to the sellers, capturing the extra information that made the sale. We can't be happier with him and would highly highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home just as our dear friends recommended him to us. He is the best.

Anita Merina and Michael Paolisso

Sean is a resourceful realtor that takes excellent care of his clients.

I can highly recommend his and his team to ANYONE looking to buy or sell a home.

Andre Kressler

If I could give 10 stars, I would give 20!

Jack blew our expectations out of the water. Always went above and beyond! Always thoughtful, down to earth, and never too busy to answer any questions from us first time home buyers. He Built a genuine relationship with us which was important to both my husband and I. We definitely wouldn’t be in the house we are in now if it wasn’t for him. Jack took numerous hours out of his own schedule to even make repairs on our new home! I could go on and on about how thrilled we are with our experience with Jack. Not only did we purchase our first home, but we definitely made a new friend! Jack is the best out there!

Rachel Epps

Sean is extremely personable, a very good problem solver, and goes the extra mile for you!

!! You will be very pleased with his marketing and follow through! I really can't say enough good things about him and his work!

Mary Langer

I can't imagine a better real estate agent than Sean.

So professional, personable and skilled. He made buying a home in Bellingham very easy (maybe too easy? Nah!). He knows his business and quickly figured out what we were looking for and helped us a lot in narrowing our choices and in prioritizing. I can imagine how one could go wrong in working with Sean. And, after you settle on your new house, you know that he will keep in touch and be a resource. We look for to seeing him around Bellingham. Thanks Sean!

Michael J. Paolisso

Sean was the best, most helpful realtor we could have asked for!

As first time homebuyers, we felt nervous and worried about missing steps in the home buying process, but Sean was so helpful and informative every step of the way. He was always willing to help us get in to tour homes as soon as we asked. After our offer on the home was accepted, we always felt well informed of the status of our new home, what was expected of us during the loan process, and what we needed to prepare for before our close date. His timeline was spot on and made our lives stress-free. I would highly recommend Sean to anyone I know looking to buy a home.

Kassy Kadoun

Thank you Sean for all the help of understanding the Bellingham market.

Coming from out of state, it was a real challenge getting up to speed, but you showed a lot of enthusiasm and obviously know this are so well, that it made it super easy for me and my husband, and also very enjoyable with your bubbling personality. I would highly recommend you to anyone.

leslie rittenberg (manager)

We lived in our home for 39 years, has an owner contract originally and knew next to nothing about the process of selling our home.

Jack did a perfect job of finding market comparable, pricing our home to sell, and sheperding us through every step with calm, confident, knowledgeable leadership. What could be a stressful time for us was simply joyous! Jack has the perfect combination of expertise, clear communication skills and positivity! We would highly recommend him whther you are looking to find your next home, or sell your current one!

Beth Schramer (Entertainer)

My boyfriend and I looked at four houses.

All in the general area of where we wanted to live. They all had their own special little thing that we either liked or disliked about them. On the fourth house we fell in love, and I think Jack did as well. He was so very helpful with the process. Since this is our first house we really didn't know where to start. Jack took lead and did everything he could to get this dream home. I would recommend Jack to everyone. He has extensive knowledge about the construction and electrical part of the house and will help guide anyone through what you should be looking for. Not to mention he is a friendly guy.

Cameo Besherse (Client)

If you are looking to buy a home I would 100% recommend Jack as your agent.

He went above and beyond to keep my offers competitive in an insane market, as well as keeping me informed at each and every step. I was a first time home buyer, single income, not sure if this was possible for me and I had keys in my hands 6 weeks later. If you’re not sure of the process or if it’s possible for you, start with a first time buyers consultation. That’s what I did and he helped me realize my goals. Thank you SO much Jack!

Austyn Tittle

I live in Seattle so Sean and I did all our communicating via email, very convenient.

What I appreciate about Sean, prompt communication and market advice. Sean handled every detail of the marketing, showing, sale of the house for me with professionalism and courtesy. I would pass on the same advice I got from the friend who recommended Sean, "call Sean Hackney, he's never steered me wrong"

Jim Churchill

Sean was awesome.

As a first time buyer Sean treated me like family every step of the way. Sean was quick to send over homes that matched what I was looking for as soon as they hit the market. Sean responded to any questions that I had and was quick to set up appointments to go tour homes I was interested in. On move in day Sean was there and just as excited as I was. He helped with the move in process and even had a house warming gift for me! Can’t thank Sean enough. Would definitely recommend.

Ben Johnson

Sean came through on everything he said he would do.

Very honest and professional from start to finish. He made the whole process go very smoothly and was accomodating to our individual needs and concerns. I would definitely recommend him.

Sandra Marko

Sean is the best of the best!

He’s knowledgeable and negotiated for us so we got the best deal on our house. He was always there along the way to answer any questions, and he pulled it all together at the end when it looked like we wouldn’t be able to close on time. We wouldn’t use anybody else!

Kimberly B

This is the second time that we have had Sean represent us in our home sale and purchases.

Sean makes you feel like you are a high priority and helps you every step of the way. With his professionalism, knowledge, kindness, and positive attitude you won't find a better agent.

Scott and Shar Ganhs

Sean is absolutely fantastic.

He did an amazing job finding us the perfect property within our price range and with exactly the requirements we needed. On top of that, since I live in Europe, we had to manage the whole thing long-distance and in different time zones. Sean is a true partner, he really cares about what we needed and worked very hard to make it all happen. I'll be depending on his expertise and proactive skillset for my second property soon!

Kathleen Lott (Product Manager)

Sean is always professional.

From determining price to negotiating contracts. He. Keeps the less professional and newer agents on task. We use Sean for all our real estate needs. Whether we are buying or selling. And you should too

Graham Youtsey

Sean was amazing!

He went above and beyond throughout the entire selling process. He kept us informed every step of the way, I never had to wonder if everything was taken care of and on track. Sean is thoughtful and adds a personal touch to his business making you feel as though you have a friend in the process. I would highly recommend Sean to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the area.

Shannon Gaskill

We can't say enough good things about our experience of buying and selling our home with Sean Hackney.

Sean was there every step of the way! Sean's expertise in the field and patience with us were only outdone by his excitement for us in this new chapter of our lives. He supported us through every aspect and was emotionally invested in our journey. All of the little touches along the way were so unexpected and fun--from beautiful pamphlets, professional videos, and fun signage (who doesn't love a cute dog?!) to decorative keys, balloons, and welcome home goodies. It is obvious that Sean LOVES what he does, and has the knowledge, experiences, and expertise to make your Next Home the right one for you!

Gwen and Jeff Nyman (local teachers)

This the second time that Sean has helped me sell a home.

He's wonderful and walks you through every step. He's also there to answer all your questions. If I ever decide to move again, he will be the one I call. We love him.

Jennifer Floyd

Sean did amazing job.

Would highly recommend him. Would do this with him again.

Lily (Cardiac Tech)

Sean is the only real estate professional we have worked with in our years in Bellingham.

We trust him to be honest, to help us make good decisions and he knows this area well. We always recommend him when others ask us for recommendations. He’s truly a great guy!

Tanja Christine Reiss

I can't speak highly enough of my experience with Sean Hackney.

From day 1, Sean was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for homes to view based on what I was looking for. He was very accommodating and patient in showing me, a first-time homebuyer, houses and explained to me every detail and how it could impact maintenance cost. I would, and will, recommend Sean to anyone in the market to purchase a home. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him and the NextHome Northwest Living Team again.

Marli Schoessler

I can't recall how my search through Bellingham real estate agents brought me to Sean but I'm I found him.

Looking back I'm sure the time it took to find our house wasn't too long but it felt daunting at times. Sean's calm demeanor and what seems like an encyclopedic knowledge of Bellingham house prices steadied the search. Who knew finding a 3 bedroom house for sale in Bellingham would be such a wild ride but Sean was the right partner for the job. Work with Sean with confidence. Thank you.

Bryan Perkins

I can’t recommend Sean Hackney enough.

He did a superb job from start to finish during our home selling process. He has proven himself to be a highly experienced and knowledgeable expert in his field. Sean took very good care of us and went out of his way to make sure the entire process was as seamless as possible. He is the ultimate professional and gets a ten out of ten from the Buhler’s.

Trevor Buhler

I was shocked at how smooth and low stress our first time home buying experience was, and that is in large part due to Sean’s expertise, market knowledge, personal connections, optimism and amiability, and responsiveness to our wants and needs.

He was recommended to us by family and we will for sure extend the recommendation to any others in need of a local agent.

Nina L (First time home buyer)

Sean Hackney has just handled the sale of two properties for us in Whatcom County.

Most of the work was done remotely as our residence is outside of said county. Sean kept us informed every step of the way with reports of viewings, open houses, needed paperwork, suggestions and ideas to consider regarding multiple aspects pertaining to the whole process. He was great, and we would like to recommend Sean Hackney to all of you. Thank you, Sean, for being there for us, it wasn’t all easy going.

Karen and Jim Sipe (-)

Sean was recommended to my husband and I last summer when we first started looking for a house in Bellingham.

We thought our wonderful house in Santa Cruz would sell in a week, and we eagerly looked at high-end houses in Bellingham in anticipation of the sale. Sean happily acquainted us with the many virtues of Bellingham and its houses. However, the weeks turned into months and our house still didn't sell. We came back several times to Bellingham: each time we were more cautious as we adjusted the price range of houses we could afford. Sean didn't miss a beat. He never made us feel uncomfortable about the lower price range. He gave us good advice about reading the market, timing an offer, and making sure we'd get a good value in a tightening market. In January, with an offer on our Santa Cruz house finally in hand, only 3 houses remaining on the Bellingham market met our criteria. Sean's help was invaluable: he helped us to clarify which house was our best bet, advised us on getting a good price, and helped us navigate the inspection process to determine that the house was in fact a good value for us. We closed yesterday! Very excited be moving in on Monday!

Marie Metivier-DeMasters (Senior Technical Writer)

Sean treated us like royalty and with his vast experience in real estate we were in great hands.

We had a difficult property to sell. But , Sean was persistent and as they say "Get Er Done". He had many good ideas to help sell our property. The best thing about working with Sean is that he is so personable and caring. When you finish working with him you feel like you have made a good friend. We, my wife and I, highly recommend Sean Hackney for all your real estate needs.

Thomas Grant (Retired )

Sean Hackney was incredibly helpful to my husband and I during our home buying purchase .

He is highly experienced, has a hands on and personal approach that sets your mind at ease. He walked us through every step of the process. He is an awesome negotiator and was extremely patient every step of the way. He is not only a top notch Real Estate Broker but he is an incredible human being who is genuine , trustworthy and works with the highest integrity! We would highly recommend Sean to our family, friends & anyone looking to buy or sell a home! Thank you Sean, you are the best!

Shauna & Rich Weisbecker

We are so thankful to have chosen Jack for this process!

He did amazing and was always there to answer questions, and I had a lot! He made us feel so comfortable during the whole thing, and always made us feel like he truly cared! We ended up with our dream home because of him and we are forever thankful for that! No hoops this guy can’t handle, he was a rockstar!

Cresey Gratteau (Stay at home mom)

Sean was awesome!

He was very knowledgeable and made the home buying process as stress free as it could be. As a first time home buyer, Sean did a great job explaining all the complicated parts of purchasing a home in a simple manner. Sean was always available for a phone call or a text to answer any questions we had and we felt supported through the entire process. Would definitely recommend his services!

Joe Doughty

We would absolutely recommend Sean.

He really took the time to make sure we found the right house for us. Using his excellent knowledge of Bellingham and his keen eye, he provided a very honest assessment of each property's positive and negative attributes. He was quick with communication and was able to accommodate our difficult schedule, even if that meant taking my wife and I to see a listing at separate times. Overall, he went above and beyond the duties I would expect of a realtor. If we ever need to buy another home, we will definitely call Sean!

Dan and Michelle Watterson

I can't imagine either buying or selling a house in Whatcom County without Sean.

Okay, that's not true -- I can imagine it because I tried once and it wasn't a good experience. Sean is one of the hardest working people I know. He's smart, ethical, and (perhaps most importantly) kind. His strong focus on service doesn't end when the deal is done - it continues, and continues, and continues. In the last 10 years Sean has helped me find two houses and sell two other houses. He's also helped my parents and in-laws find houses as well as various friends. He is, without a doubt, the only realtor in Whatcom County I would send friends and relatives to.

Eric Chambers

Sean has been by our side for 12 years, through two home sales and two purchases.

He's is the agent that I've trusted to refer to my mother, my father-in-law, and my friends - all of whom purchased theirs homes with Sean's assistance and keen eye for bringing the right properties to your attention. Sean's is an amazing professional and knows his trade and this region well. Moreover, he is a man of uncompromising integrity, with an overflowing and generous heart. He's really the best of the best!!

Julie de Losada (Health Analyst )

After years of discussion, when we finally decided to list our home we weren’t in a hurry and wanted to be in control of the process.

We had nothing pushing us and did not want to compromise our priorities, so we knew it would require an agent with patience and perseverance. Sean listened to our needs, provided informative market data and wise counsel, while ultimately letting us drive the process. He was an outstanding partner and the NextHome team did a fabulous job of marketing our home. He ultimately helped us find the perfect buyers who will be a great fit for our home and neighborhood as we close one chapter and move on to the next. A huge thanks to Sean and the entire NextHome team!!!

Steve & Shara Benner

Sean was huge help in buying our house in Bellingham.

We didn't know anything about the area and he really helped educate us. He was very communicative and walked us through the process. I consider Sean a friend, which will be very helpful living in a new city.

Jenn Baggs

Sean was recommended to me by my daughter,as Sean helped her family with their home purchase.

I really appreciated Sean listening to all of my questions and concerns and when I had anxiety about selling during Covid 19, he always put me at ease. He would rightly admit that he would not know how things would go during this time, but it was his past, extensive experience that helped him navigate the ins and outs of the changes we experienced due to the pandemic. I always appreciated his availability to taking my phone calls, his prompt return calls, or letting me know when he could contact me. I loved the videos he made, giving me the latest updates, it made it that much more personable. Sean was by my side all the way, which is what a great agent is supposed to be.

Maureen Matthews

I can't imagine a better real estate agent than Sean.

So professional, personable and skilled. He made buying a home in Bellingham very easy (maybe too easy? Nah!). He knows his business and quickly figured out what we were looking for and helped us a lot in narrowing our choices and in prioritizing. I can't imagine how one could go wrong in working with Sean. And, after you settle on your new house, you know that he will keep in touch and be a resource. We look for to seeing him around Bellingham. Thanks Sean!

Michael P.

Sean and his team were extremely helpful with our home purchase.

We were moving from south Texas to Washington and because of Sean’s professionalism and team work with the mortgage company, we were able to close on our new home while in transit.

Jason Kumle

Sean handled the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home.

He is very professional, does what he says, and was always available as question arose. I would highly recommend him to anyone buying our selling a home. His experience was invaluable.

Henry Qualey

When my friend recommended Sean to us, she said "I recommend him as a realtor and a person.

" She wasn't kidding. Sean made relocating to Bellingham from the Midwest a breeze. He was gracious and willing to chat with us about the market before we even decided to move. Once here, he was the absolute best guide through this quirky and unfamiliar market helping us understand the neighborhoods, housing options and always having our backs. He has a great way of lightly playing devil's advocate that helps you see your decisions in a new light. Helpful in a market that moves fast. I only wish he could have helped us sell our place in Chicago.


My wife and I recently had a lot and trailer for sale at The Glen in Maple Falls.

Sean agreed to take the sales assignment, even though there were over 50 units for sale there. Sean was able to sell our unit for our asking price. He stayed in constant communications throughout the process, even when on vacation. We were very satisfied with all aspects of this complex transaction.

Jim Sipe

Enthusiastic, Positive and Pro-Active.

I'm super thankful working with Sean. He helped me buy this condo and now sell it 4 years later. I had a lot to learn about both processes and he always communicates in a way that is informative and helpful. Even with a buyer pull-out he had the listing back up and the perfect buyer in no time at all - talking me through and encouraging all the way. He also has a way with special touches like personal notes, helpful contacts and surprise drop offs (like moving boxes just when I needed them).

Krissy Moehl (Ultrarunner, Coach, Race Director, Public Speaker)

Sean helped us purchase our first home.

He was always responsive, helpful, and easy/pleasant to work with. We bought in a tough market, and he basically worked a miracle to get us into a great home. Sean has been fabulous, and I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone. When we buy or sell next, we will definitely work with him again.

Jessie Ellis

There are lots of agents out there that will place a sign in your yard and do the bare minimum to sell your home.

Then there agents like Sean hackney that take a vested interest in you the client, in your home and the process of selling your home. There are lots of agents after doing the bare minimum to sell your, expect full payment for very little work. Then there are agents like Sean hackney that dot every “i”, cross every “t” and have no expectations until the job is completed 100%. There are lots of agents that can help you sell or buy a home. If you want an agent that takes a personal stake in the process, walks with you step by step through that process, answers your questions and addresses your concerns day or night, an agent that becomes your personal advocate- then call Sean Hackney, the best first decision you can make!

Rusty and Roxie Millsap (General Manager- Costco Wholesale)

Sean was our realtor when we bought our first home.

Our house was a short sale and he fought for us and helped make a long process run smoothly and kept it moving along! Sean will work hard for you and is hands down the best realtor out there!

Kara Holtorf (Paralegal)

Sean was personable, professional and responsive throughout my real estate transaction.

Furthermore, after I purchased the land, Sean was a valuable resource providing me with recommendations of local contacts for building my new home.

Betty Fredrickson (Retired)

Sean was awesome to work with.

As a first time home buyer he gave us a ton of helpful information and really made the process enjoyable. We would highly recommend!

Kris Barrea

Could not be happier with the way Sean handled the sale of my home!

He is so efficient at all the little details making the process so easy. Communication is his strongest attribute and he was always available for any question or concern. Without a doubt, I would choose Sean over and over again to help with a sale or purchase of a home!!

Gina Middaugh

I was lucky enough to be referred to Sean by a trusted friend and could not have been happier with the outcome.

Whether you're a first time home buyer like myself or have been through it all before, Sean is always available for guidance and information. Not knowing what I didn't know was a tough spot to be in and Sean helped me through the process and advocated for me even when I was away at work for multiple days with limited phone access. Do yourself a favor and go with someone you can trust and someone you'll regard as a friend by the end of the process. Can't say enough good things about him. Thank you Sean!

Eric Spickler

We were purchasing a vacation home and the process was a little complicated.

Sean was absolutely amazing! He was critical in dealing with the seller's agent to get the deal done. We would not hesitate to recommend Sean to anyone - 100%!

Kathleen McHugh

Sean came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

We wouldn't hesitate to use him in the future or suggest anyone we know use him. From the beginning of our relocation process all the way through to the accepted offer and closing Sean has been amazing. He and his team was truly a pleasure to work with. In addition to the great team the technology Sean used was second to none and we believe helped to sell our house quickly. Having a young child and dog they helped us plan showings around what worked for us. My daughter loved coming home to find where Luke was hiding. Sean was such a great agent to work with we can't recommend him enough.

Joe and Jen Hall

Sean spent many hours with us as we looked at many houses looking for a lot of specific things to combine 2 families to live together.

We finally found one and then appreciated so much all of his help in selling our homes. I would highly recommend him to anybody.

Sandra Glick

Sean worked with me when buying my home in washington, I had such a positive experience with him helping me find the exact home I wanted that I went back to him when it was time to sell it.

The first thing that made him stand out was his concept of home sale competition in deciding the sale price, which was significantly higher than other brokers estimates. It was a relatively poor time of year to sell my home, and I was worried about having it on the market for a long time. Those fears were completely unfounded, not only did he find multiple buyers within a couple of months, but he managed to get a very good sale price through hard work and an expert opinion. If you want the best price, fastest sale, and an all around excellent agent, Sean is your guy.

Ryan DiBiano (Process Control Engineer)

Sean provided my husband and I with the best real estate experience we've ever had (and we have bought and sold many homes.

) He was a great resource for the services we needed in Bellingham in order to get our offer accepted and to close the sale. When we had questions, he got back to us instantly and he kept us well informed every step along the way. Without hesitation I would highly recommend him.

Joy Brewer (Retired Educator)

Jack was a wonderful realtor to work with .

He even supported my renter to find a new home. He was friendly, positive, knowledgeable and courteous to all parties involved. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future and in fact recommended him to a family member.

Connie J Ruffo (seller)

Sean was a joy to work with!

He took such good care of us. We are new to Bellingham and Sean was able to show us around and give us great insights to all the different parts of town. Sean is knowledgeable, attentive and works hard for his clients. He is honest and reliable and always responded to our questions through email, text and phone very quickly. Sean is very personable and easy to talk to. He truly cares about his clients. Sean made our home buying process a tremendous success from start to finish. Thanks, Sean!

Kristin Schmit (Wife, Mother, Teacher)

He did a great job helping us with the purchase of our new home in a new area and during a difficult situation/time.

We will also be grateful for his professionalism and Knowledge which made everything easier

Edd Harris

We can't say enough good things about our experience of buying and selling our home with Sean Hackney.

Sean was there every step of the way! Sean's expertise in the field and patience with us were only outdone by his excitement for us in this new chapter of our lives. He supported us through every aspect and was emotionally invested in our journey. All of the little touches along the way were so unexpected and fun--from beautiful pamphlets, professional videos, and fun signage (who doesn't love a cute dog?!) to decorative keys, balloons, and welcome home goodies. It is obvious that Sean LOVES what he does, and has the knowledge, experiences, and expertise to make your Next Home the right one for you!

Jeff & Gwen N.

Sean is always professional.

From determining price to negotiating contracts. He. Keeps the less professional and newer agents on task. We use Sean for all our real estate needs. Whether we are buying or selling. And you should too

Graham Youtsey

In the current real estate marketplace where buyers have access to a number of resources to access listings and we often assume as consumers that if we “find” the house, that we’ve done the lions-share of the work and sometimes this may be true, but in our case, Sean and his team of professionals were able to bridge our gap in knowledge in a new location and were able to negotiate a price reduction after inspection that made a cosmetic fixer a viable option for us.

Sean helped us understand potential value and the trends in the local market and along with his guidance on final offer, we were able to make a smart decision. We are very happy with our purchase and highly recommend Sean because of the depth he goes to in support of his customer.

Anne & Brent Willen

It was a pleasure to work with Jack from start to finish.

He included extended family in the decision making & communication process as we requested and kept everyone up-to-date at every turn. He has a friendly, personable manner and is very knowledgable in all relevant matters. He negotiated and arranged a cross-border sale for us fast and efficiently.

Andrea Ruffo (School District Employee)

as an out-of-country, first-time homebuyer, Sean came through when the time was critical and went above and beyond.

At no point did I feel pressured and he gave honest feedback. I learned a lot through the process and we are fulfilled with the purchase of a beautiful home. I would not hesitate to point family and friends to Sean for their Whatcom real estate needs. Thank you again!

Lawrence L

Sean is amazing!

We worked with him to buy a house in Bellingham for our upcoming move, and he was so helpful with the entire process. He's been in the area a long time and was able to provide useful information about neighborhoods, send us listings that met our criteria, and send over videos he took on house tours for days when we couldn't make the trip to see listings in person. Sean was incredibly organized and fast when we expressed interest in houses, and was very much on top of things when we were ready to submit offers. He's a true professional who takes his work seriously, and he played an essential role in helping us buy a home that we're very excited about. I strongly recommend Sean to anyone searching for their next home!

Annelise Snyder

Working with Sean on our last house purchase was fantastic!

Sean made the whole process seamless. He was knowledgeable, attentive, caring and fun. He also gave us a great resource for our home loan. The house photographer he uses was amazing. Sean is definitely a high class choice!!

Cathy Smith (General Dentist)

With all the stressors of selling and buying a new home layered into the daily grind of work and life, nothing makes searching, vetting and purchasing a new home more seamless than a seasoned professional.

Key attributes are - clear communication, timely follow up, expectation management, excellent listening skills, well rounded industry knowledge and the ability to translate information to the seller and buyer, sound negotiation strategy, thoughtfulness and awareness and respect for the clients time. All of these are what make a Sean Hackney. Whether you’re making a 500k or 1M+ investment, Sean will take you through the process while demonstrating what it takes to be a high level professional.

Richard Middaugh (Strategic Account Executive - AHF Products )

Sean made the buying of our first home the best experience we could have asked for.

From the day we met and throughout our journey, Sean kept us at ease and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with the purchase of our home. Choosing Sean will be the best decision you make!

Bryan Vance

Sean was a joy to work with.

He helped my brother and I sell our Dad's house when he passed away. We live out of state and he helped us coordinate repairs and clear out the last few things in the garage. He did an amazing job of putting together a virtual tour and photos. The house was on the market one weekend and sold for the price that we wanted. I can't recommend him enough.

Anne Harding

Jack was amazing in helping us find our forever home!

He always had time for us, and worked with our schedules. He went over and above to help get us in our home. He even did some work on the home to help get it passed!

Shondra Bell (Believer and New Home Owner)

Sean is one of the 'best of the best' agents all around.

He's a real pro and I would recommend him highly!

Chris Wallace

Working with Sean is always a pleasure.

Sean makes a great partner in real estate. He is more than accommodating and was the primary reason the last transaction we completed I did not even have to step foot in the same state. Thank you Sean for another great transaction and we look forward to working with you again in the future. A+++

James Thompson (Investor)

Sean came highly recommended to me from a family member & he was absolutely wonderful to work with.

He guided me through the entire process, so I knew just what to expect and he kept me updated throughout. He was such a pleasure to work with and so easy to talk to I felt as relaxed as one could feel selling a home in this crazy market! I highly recommend Sean for anyone looking to buy or sell, he does not disappoint!

Patty Martin (Senior Buyer - Aerospace Electronics)

Sean and his team are by far the best around!

His support and attention to detail as well as his customer service set him apart in his industry. Sean has incredible integrity along with great sense of his industry. He made sure he listened to everything we felt and communicated clearly always. He is a great guy and wonderful to work with. Highly recommend using him if you are looking for someone who really respects, listens and cares about your real estate transaction. We are so thankful for him and his assistant Courtney! By far our best real estate transaction.


Sean was very professional in helping us sell our house to achieve our goals of moving into a different lifestyle.

Moving 40 years of accumulations takes some time to sort out and he was patient with us as we moved through the process. He was very undertanding when we pushed our dates out a few times in order to accomplish the move out process. When it came time to list, his advise was sound and the resulting sale was very positive! I would highly recommend Sean if you would like a professional and positive experience in home sales. Thank you for helping us achieve our alternative lifestyle goals!

Theresa Erickson

Sean was amazing to work with and made the buying and selling process as seamless as possible.

Juggling selling one house in Ferndale and buying another house five hours away could have been a complete nightmare. Sean made it as smooth as possible. He helped find us a great realtor in our new area and worked directly with her. He also recommended a great lender and was in constant communication with everyone to keep everything moving. Even with a few hiccups along the way that was out of our control, Sean always handled everything quickly and efficiently. He truly is a trustworthy and hardworking realtor whom I would 100% recommend to anyone.

Jill Morris (Teacher)

I am delighted to write a letter of recommendation for Sean.

Working with him has been a totally positive experience from the beginning to the end (we just had our closing). He is professional, helpful, dependable and most of all, kind and considerate. We are now pleased to call him a friend. He went above and beyond in assisting us with the sale of our home and our cross country move. We highly recommend him without any reservation.

Jit Raichoudhury and Nancy Williams (Retired)

I have known Sean for many years now, and he has always been consistently positive and gracious.

I have both bought and sold a house with Sean, and with both experiences he made what could be a very overwhelming task very manageable. His communication is excellent. I can trust Sean and I would recommend others do the same.

Josh Kollmar

We were referred to Sean over a year ago and he has been by our side since that first day.

It had been 16 years since we were in the market to buy a house, but I remembered what an awful realtor I had back then, so was extremely discerning when choosing Sean. He made it an easy choice! He understood our timeline and cross-country move limitations and took it all in stride. He was seemingly available every weekend to do last minute (virtual) viewings and entertain our family as they helped us find the perfect home. We had some misses due to the volatility of the market, but ultimately ended up finding the perfect home, in the perfect location, at the perfect time. I credit Sean with our success! I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!

Krista Cain

Had a difficult house to sell.

Over many months,Sean stood by us and helped us solve many problems. He was willing to go the extra mile. He assured us he would stand by us

Jack Morris

If we could give Jack more stars we would.

We were introduced to Jack through our son and daughter in law. He was aware and understanding of our needs. He is a good listener, perceptive and thoughtful in his attention to details. He kept us up dated in all the steps and processes of our purchasing a new home. His background and experience in construction and remodeling was a asset in our shopping process. We are so grateful for his expertise, patience, and positive personality. Thank you Jack for our positive experience.

Vince & Mary Ann Verneuil

My wife and I have been buying and selling real estate for over 30 years.

We have closed property transactions with and without the professional assistance of real estate agents and brokers. It is our opinion that Jack Schramer is an excellent real estate professional. Jack, having worked in the construction and development sector for many years understands properties and structures. He knows how to "talk the talk". Jack consistently kept in touch with us on leads and potential buyers, communicated clearly with us on how we wanted to partner on moving sales potentials ahead and kept a continuous marketing plan moving forward. Jack also knows how to "walk the walk". One of the most impressive traits we saw in Jack was his communication and negotiation skills. Too many people just plain talk to much, including realtors. Jack seems to have an excellent feel for how much information to share with other agents or buyers and what information to keep close. Bottom line --- we feel that Jack Schramer is very professional, progressive, easy to work with and he gets things done. We could easily work with Jack again.

Steve and Cathi LeCocq (Private Investor)

Jack was amazing, informed, sincere, genuine, energetic, and most of all patient.

We searched all over from Bellingham to Blaine and all over Sudden Valley. For almost 2 years we took him away from his family to go look and in the evening times when we where available. EVERY place we went he was there before us with the place open and ready. He obviously did his research on each place because he was knowledgeable of each unit. When we found our home he knew it checked the boxes we where looking for. He knew us so well that he knew what we where looking for, and what we didn't want in a home. We will be going through Jack for ALL of our real estate needs from here on out. It was like we where working with a best friend. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

Brian Egge

Sean has been wonderful in every facet.

In 2015, Sean was referred to us and helped educate us about the Pacific Northwest and buy the perfect house. In 2018, we chose Sean to sell our home when given a job relocation during the winter months. His knowledge of the local area, professionalism, and local networking were key to us getting our home sold quickly during a slower season. Above all, Sean makes you feel like family and keeps in touch with clients throughout the years. You can't go wrong with Sean for buying or selling.

J Ives

I cannot say enough about Sean.

He helped us find a home when we moved to Washington 5 years ago, and helped us sell our home when we were heading out again. More than that, Sean stayed in touch during all the time we lived in Washington - I knew I could count on him for information, advice, and recommendations at any time. I promise, if you're looking for a Realtor, you will not find a better one that Sean Hackney. Plus, those little frenchies are SO cute!

Nina Sona

Sean handled the listing of our home and we are very pleased with his efforts.

Our property had some challenges but Sean was able to overcome them and we had a very satisfactory result in less time than we anticipated. We would definitely recommend Sean to anyone.

S. Santler

Sean was great to work with.

He was incredibly helpful in getting us the home that we wanted.

Jim Brewer

Sean helped me to buy my first home 5 years ago and the experience was so incredibly easy and enjoyable that I couldn't think of anyone else I would want to work with to sell my home.

Sean has a tremendous depth of knowledge of policies and programs available for buying and selling homes, stays knowledgeable about current trends, and has knack for working with people. Every year he reaches out to communicate with me, invites me to participate in events, and even offers delicious desserts for the holidays! Whether it's buying or selling you home, you can't do any better than Sean!

Atari Whittington (Software Support Manager)

We had a piece of land in Birchbay for years.

Sean Hackney was our agent since the year 2009. He is the best most optimistic, persistent, diligent person we know in the real state industry. He never gave up even when the market was in a slump. He was able to sell our property in 2017! He helped us through the closing process smoothly. It was a pleasure to work with him. We will recommend Sean without any hesitation.

Tarak and Eileen Khan

I am a real senior and never ever thought that I would be able to live in my own home.

This makes me a total novice in the real estate area. If it wasn't for Sean I might not have thought it possible to get my own place but also probably given up in the process for lack of knowledge and discouragement. Sean was there every step of the way, patiently answered all my questions and showed me all the possibilities. Sean is trustworthy, never ever pushy and very supportive. His expertise brought this transaction to a very successful closure. Sean came highly recommended and rightly so. Thank you so very much for helping me start a whole new chapter in my life.

Brigitte Jacobs (Senior Account Manager for a niche MES company )

We chose Jack Schramer to help us find our new home after we witnessed first hand the personal time and attention he gave our daughter and son-in-law when they purchased their first home.

We were not let down! Jack is a great listener, communicator, and always kept us up to date and in the loop during our whole purchasing process. His background and experience helped to identify things that might have been issues, and addressed them promptly on our behalf. He is personable, reliable, and readily available to address questions, show a property, or follow up with other parties involved in the purchase. We highly recommend Jack as an excellent and experienced agent offering personalized service!

Kenneth and Deirdre Hahs

We have worked with Sean Hackney on two transactions now.

The first was when Sean very quickly secured a contract on our home once we learned of a work transfer. Closing was very smooth. The second was the selling of my mom's home. Sean exceeded all expectations. Working with me remotely and Locally with my elderly mom, Sean was so helpful, extremely patient and caring in working with my mom. Patiently answering all her questions and walking her through the process with kind and sensitive understanding knowing that she had lived there for over 50 years. We can not say enough and highly recommend Sean Hackney to help you buy or sell your home.

Jeff Feemster

Sean a marvelous job in helping us to sell our home which was difficult the process lasted sometime months and he helped us greatly with his expertise he assured us he would help us to the end which he did as the home was successfully sold


When it was time to buy a house we were very lucky to be put with Sean.

He was attentive, quick, and honest. With each house we looked at he gave us his honest opinion from knowledge and experience focusing on us as his client and not just interested in a sale. When we found our perfect house he worked hard and quick to get the offer in and close as the Bellingham house market moves fast. I now have someone to recommend to my friends who are ready to buy a house.

Derek Jones (Police Officer)

Sean helped us buy our very first home, a process that is just as much terrifying as it is exciting.

We don't know what we would have done without him! He was the perfect guide for the journey- he instinctively seemed to know exactly what we wanted and did everything possible to get us into our dream house! Sean thinks of everything and gives 100% to every detail of the process. We recommend him to everyone looking to buy!

Lizzie and Reid Schmidt

Sean helped us buy our first home 10 years ago.

Not only was he a great agent, but became our friend. When it came time to sell that house and buy another, he was the first person we called. He works hard, keeps it real, and knows what he's doing. He got us our dream home!

Courtney Kennedy

There are lots of agents out there that will place a sign in your yard and do the bare minimum to sell your home.

Then there agents like Sean hackney that take a vested interest in you the client, in your home and the process of selling your home. There are lots of agents after doing the bare minimum to sell your, expect full payment for very little work. Then there are agents like Sean hackney that dot every “i”, cross every “t” and have no expectations until the job is completed 100%. There are lots of agents that can help you sell or buy a home. If you want an agent that takes a personal stake in the process, walks with you step by step through that process, answers your questions and addresses your concerns day or night, an agent that becomes your personal advocate- then call Sean Hackney, the best first decision you can make!

Rusty & Roxie M.

Sean did such a wonderful job helping us sell our home.

All of the advice was spot on and every question was answered in a timely maner. We sold our house in a few days and when the slightest problem came up he was firm in the decision that was the best for us. Thank you

Clover Allen (Office Manager)

Sean is the consummate professional.

In a time where the market is unpredictable and out of control his experience and knowledge shined. Sean was able to get a significantly higher price for our property even after paying his small commission than if we just listed it ourselves. His negotiation skills were exemplary and the small details to make the house a home for the new owner were spot on. We highly recommend Sean and will use again. Save yourself a headache and hire Sean.

Graham Youtsey

Have not met Sean he was recommended to me by my son.

Sean very efficiently handled my purchase of my condo in Washington while I was in Arizona

Claudia Barrett

Jack was recommended to us by a friend in the area.

We were introduced and he quickly developed a good understanding of what we were looking for our next home. Jack's understanding of real estate, general building and his detailed knowledge of the Bellingham market enabled him to help us find multiple possibilities. He helped us negotiate an excellent price on a very good home which should be a very good long term buy for us. We cannot say enough about his availability and communication. Also, after the sale we needed assistance with details about the property quickly and he came through with what we needed in a very short time frame. 5 star service with a smile. Couldn't ask for anything better!

Jonathan Grove (Self Employed)

Words cant even describe how amazing Sean was as our real estate agent.

Gosh buying a house is intense but Sean made it so easy for us. He guided us through everything. Also I really liked how honest he was. He was able to find us our amazing first home that was also a smart investment. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home you absolutely need to have Sean be your agent.

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